• Issue of
  • Aug 16-22, 2007
  • Vol. 14, No. 44

News & Comment

  • News
  • Buzz Bin

    Twenty years ago, when you got overdrawn on your checking account, your bank charged you about $4. It's $20 now. Lewiston native and UI grad Karney Hatch has filmed a documentary exposing the banking indu
  • News
  • Opening Films

    From the peeps that brought us March of the Penguins and the studio that brought us An Inconvenient Truth comes Arctic Tale. Shot like the penguin flick, narrated by Queen Latifah and following a polar bear cub and its
  • News
  • A 22-Year Itch

    by DR. KIM THORBURN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & he large digital clock showed minus four seconds when exhaust blew over the launch pad three miles to the east, on the other side of the Banana River. The 200 or so crew guests were counting down th
  • News
  • Two-Stroke Skipper

    by BEN KROMER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & aptain Phil Harris is huge. How huge? Layouts in Entertainment Weekly, product endorsements, celebrity guest appearances, the works. Phil and other fishermen seen on Discovery Channel's Deadliest Catch wi
  • News
  • The Player

    Rated Everyone 10+; Wii & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & never imagined I'd be throwing an old-fashioned hammer at the goalie's head during a soccer match. But here I am, watching the hammer's heavy cla
  • News
  • Book Review

    by Annie Dillard & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & S & lt;/span & ome prefer writing in which they can lose track of real life and immerse themselves in the world of the book. This is not what will happen while reading Annie Dillard's work.
  • News
  • Now Playing

    The second sequel in the Bourne series takes everything up a couple of notches, while revisiting the same territory that made the first two films so good. Matt Damon returns as the amnesia-suffering former CIA
  • News
  • Steak Out

    by MARTY DEMAREST & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ife is too short to eat anything other than the best food, and I'm a dedicated beef eater. In my kitchen, in the tall, slender space of the freezer, sit dozens of squarish, white paper-wrapped package
  • News
  • Namur No More

    by ROBERT CARRIKER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & elgium is justly famous for both its chocolate and its beer. In the consumption of each, the Belgians are among the per capita world leaders. Chocolatiers number nearly 500 in the nation, all of them
  • News
  • Take Two

    by MICHAEL BOWEN & r & & r & Talk to Me & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & n Talk to Me, Don Cheadle's performance outshines the movie. In the way Cheadle's Petey Greene talks his way out of prison and into a job at a Washington, D.C., radio station, the film re
  • News
  • Letters to the Editor

    Marmots' Rights I am an attorney, and a past chairperson of the Washington State Bar Association's Animal Law Section. My comments are my own and do not represent the views of the Washington State Bar Association or the An
  • News
  • Horndogs With Cheese

    by ED SYMKUS & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & W & lt;/span & elcome to the demented love child of American Graffiti and American Pie. Welcome to a film that's likely going to please and stay with large numbers of teens and adults. Oh, it's R-rated? Teens can't see i
  • News
  • Recently Reviewed

    The dim interior at Angelo's is decked in nostalgic Italiana and religious iconography, and the menu features handcrafted foods, mostly organic. The list of entr & eacute;es is impressive -- numerous selections under the
  • News
  • Lantern Lighting

    & & by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & & & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & E & lt;/span & verything with Kathryn Graham is a sales pitch. Standing in the lobby of what will soon be the Magic Lantern reborn, the theater's executive director can't help but list the selling points. "W
  • News
  • Remote Possibilites

    (Fridays, 9 pm, History Channel) & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & had a chance to ask TV's Phil Harris what movies he likes and he mentioned Top Gun, briefly describing its appeal as "the music, going fast ... and jets." That
  • News
  • Electoral Miscellany

    by JOEL SMITH & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & A & lt;/span & s of press time, Spokane had five contenders for mayor and 14 candidates for three City Council seats. Though we've tried to introduce you to all of them over the last few weeks, we can't blame you if you
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  • American Graffiti

    by ROBERT HEROLD & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & C & lt;/span & ouncilwoman and mayoral candidate Mary Verner was recently made the target of ridicule for convening a committee to look into ways of dealing with Spokane's graffiti problem. It was the proposal to ban
  • News
  • DVD Review

    by KEVIN TAYLOR & r & & r & Pathfinder & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & T & lt;/span & his ripped-from-the-Dark-Ages tale of pillage and vengeance is the sort of film that leaves a viewer with lingering questions after the final credits roll -- like, why does Pathfinder s
  • News
  • Fresh & amp;amp; Tasty

    Mead Rocket Science The pink cookie. It's soft, delicate, moist and covered with bright flamingo-colored icing. It's irresistible to pastry fans, and it's the signature best seller of the Rocket Bakery.
  • Comment
  • Sound Advice

    Thursday, 8/16 Barrel Room No. 6, Dan Purser Big Easy, DJ Graffix Bluz At The Bend, Crosstown Bottom's Up (892-1778), Sammy Eubanks Brooklyn Nights, Groove Patrol Cat
  • Comment
  • Bomb Garden

    & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & ack in the way back, according to British journalist Robert Sandall, a music industry honcho named Maurice Oberstein asked a question of his peers. Seeing how easy it might someday be
  • Comment
  • Quick Hits

    by INLANDER & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & D & lt;/span & eer Park singer/songwriter ANDY MAC is a dyed-in-the-wool Christian rocker. I mean, he's got it all -- the bright-eyed sincerity, the catchy John-Mayer-lite acoustic guitar strummery, the four chords, the so
  • Comment
  • South Hill Solicitations

    by DOUG NADVORNICK & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & ncumbents do well in American politics. Keep your nose clean, your mind on your work and your foot out of your mouth and you have a good chance to win re-election again... and again... and again, at leas
  • Comment
  • Web Wars

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & M & lt;/span & onday, July 16, was supposed to be the day the streaming, digital, pre-recorded music died. On March 2, a judicial panel called the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB), acting under the authority of the Li
  • Comment
  • Paying His Dues

    by LUKE BAUMGARTEN & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & B & lt;/span & en Mancke talks like a businessman. "It's affordable," he says, describing his art in terms of cost and benefit. "You're paying one guy instead of a group. The setup's easier. There isn't much equipm
  • Comment
  • Meet the Chief

    All that he knows is it will be sometime in September and it'll be dark blue, similar
  • Comment
  • There are No Sellouts

    by JOEL HARTSE & r & & r & & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & L & lt;/span & ast year, I decided it would be a good idea to interview some of the corporate sponsors of the Warped Tour instead of the bands. I thought I was being so clever. I'd expose the Warped Tour for what it re
  • Comment
  • CD Reviews

    The Stage Names 4 Stars & lt;span class= & quot;dropcap & quot; & I & lt;/span & t is quite easy to confuse artistic rendering with autobiography -- it happens all the time. The best reason for resisting this temptation with regard to Okkervil River's sophomore album

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